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1)  Staying Resilient

Covid-19 has brought massive disruption to our lives, an eerie new reality, and significant uncertainty about what the future holds.

What does it take to stay resilient in these intense times?  

And what version of resilience will enable us to be… a step ahead?  

  Date:  Friday, 1 May

  Time:  8- 9:30 BST

  Location:  Virtual

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In this seminar we will:

  • Discuss the unique nature of how Covid-19 is affecting our sense of resilience with a diverse selection of commentators, and clarify the tightrope that this presents.
  • Hear inspiring stories from Rachel Rees and Tunji Akintokun MBE – two senior executives with an incredible track record of resilience.
  • Present the CSL House View on what it means to be truly resilient right now in a way that maximises your future ability to drive change.
Rachel Rees

Rachel Rees
Chief Financial Officer
Lionel Samson Sadleirs

Tunji Akintokun MBE

Tunji Akintokun MBE
Head of Sales
PwC UK

  Date:  Wed., 20 May

  Time:  16- 17:30 BST

  Location:  Virtual

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Our follow up seminar on Staying Resilient is designed to progress our understanding of what this requires and to provide a summary of top tips to experiment with.

This seminar will feature five commentators from the CSL Community, listed to the right.

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  1. Arike Oke, MD at Black Cultural Archives (CSL Fellow)
  2. Harriet Territt, Partner at Jones Day
  3. Jordan Scudder, Radio Broadcaster (CSL Mentee)
  4. Luma Zitani, Senior Manager at Accenture
  5. Olakunle Babarinde, International Property Investor

2)  Cultivating Belonging

Covid-19 has blurred the boundaries of work and home, changed how we engage with colleagues and interrupted most D&I activities.

What does it take to cultivate belonging in this new virtual context?  

And what version of belonging will enable us to be… a step ahead?

  Date:  Friday, 29 May

  Time:  8- 9:30 BST

  Location:  Virtual

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In this seminar we will:

  • Discuss the unique nature of how Covid-19 is affecting our sense of belonging at work with a diverse selection of commentators, and clarify the tightrope that this presents.
  • Hear inspiring stories from Susan Bright and John Kundert – two senior executives who have contributed to a legacy of belonging in their organisations.
  • Present the CSL House View on what it means to cultivate belonging right now in a way that maximises your future ability to drive change.

Susan Bright
Reg. Managing Partner
Hogan Lovells

John Kundert
Chief Product Officer
Financial Times

  Date:  Wed., 17 June

  Time:  16- 18:00 BST

  Location:  Virtual

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Our follow up seminar on Cultivating Belonging is designed to progress our understanding of what this requires and to provide a summary of top tips to experiment with.

This seminar will feature six commentators from the CSL Community, listed to the right.

  1. Bisi Alimi, ED at Bisi Alimi Foundation (CSL Fellow)
  2. Geraldine Sharpe-Newton, Media Pioneer (CSL Elder)
  3. Jennifer Stanzl, Head of Talent and D&I at TCS
  4. Rashid Adam, COO and Partner at Findlay Park
  5. Simon Hugo, Partner at Reed Smith
  6. Suezanne Awotwi, Executive Officer at Queen Mary University

3)  Preparing for Multiple Scenarios

It is hard to predict what will happen next with Covid-19.  Will things ever return to “normal”?  If so, how and when?  

How can we best prepare for the future in these uncertain times?  

And what version of scenario planning will enable us to be… a step ahead?

  Date:  Friday, 26 June

  Time:  8-9:30 BST

  Location:  Virtual
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In this seminar we will:

  • Discuss the unique nature of how Covid-19 is affecting our need for scenario planning with a diverse selection of commentators, and clarify the tightrope that this presents.
  • Hear inspiring stories from Adrian Joseph OBE and Penny Scott-Bayfield – two senior executives whose roles rely heavily on scenario planning.
  • Present the CSL House View on what it means to prepare for multiple scenarios now in a way that maximises your future ability to drive change.

Adrian Joseph OBE
Managing Director
BT

Penny Scott-Bayfield
Group Finance Director
Bloomsbury Publishing

  Date:  Wed., 15 July

  Time:  16-18:00 BST

  Location:  Virtual

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Our follow up seminar on Preparing for Multiple Scenarios is designed to progress our understanding of what this requires and to provide a summary of top tips to experiment with.

This seminar will feature six commentators from the CSL Community.

  1. Chris Bird, General Counsel & Company Secretary at Wellcome Trust
  2. Ellis Hudson, CEO at Arkadia Lending (CSL Fellow)
  3. Emmanuelle Roman, Global Marketing Director at EY
  4. Joanne Hippolyte, Experience Design at Publicis Sapient
  5. Ramkumar Chandrasekaran, HR Director at TCS UK&I
  6. Yasmine Khan, Master’s Student (CSL Mentee)

4)  Co-creating a New Future

By disrupting global norms, Covid-19 offers us a rare opportunity to press reset and design a new vision of our future.

How can we make the most of this crisis – individually and collectively?  

And what approach to co-creating a new future will position us to be… a step ahead?  

  Date:  Friday, 24 July

  Time:  8-9:30 BST

  Location:  Virtual
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In this seminar we will:

  • Discuss the unique nature of the opportunities that Covid-19 presents with a diverse selection of commentators, and clarify the associated tightrope.
  • Hear inspiring stories from Denise Nurse and Neil Carberry – two senior executives whose career success has depended on spotting future opportunities.
  • Present the CSL House View on what steps you can take right now to start co-creating a new future for yourself, your organisation and society.  

Denise Nurse
Founder & Former CEO
Halebury Ventures

Neil Carberry
Chief Executive Officer
REC

  Date:  Wed., 12 August

  Time:  16-18:00 BST

  Location:  Virtual

Our follow up seminar on Co-creating a New Future is designed to progress our understanding of what this requires and to provide a summary of top tips to experiment with.

This seminar will feature commentators from the CSL Community.

  1. Ben Jack, Programme Director at Common Seas
  2. Charly Young, CEO at The Girls Network (CSL Fellow)
  3. Chris Tanoh, Associate at Fox Williams
  4. Patricia Hamzahee, Founder at Integriti Capital
  5. Peter Williams, Network Communications Officer at People’s Health Trust (CSL Mentee)
  6. Sarah Hall, Business Intelligence Infrastructure Manager at Aviva